Emotionally Focused Therapists in Kannapolis, NC

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TLC Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28081  (Online Only)
TLC counseling services and the counselors/therapists within the practice are ready to assist you with your everyday stressors, mental health concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma related struggles and conflicts. Therapy is not just for when the sky is falling but should be seen as a form of selfcare. If you have the goal of making it to the other side of your struggle and are ready to do the work to get there, we are here for you.
TLC counseling services and the counselors/therapists within the practice are ready to assist you with your everyday stressors, mental health concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma related struggles and conflicts. Therapy is not just for when the sky is falling but should be seen as a form of selfcare. If you have the goal of making it to the other side of your struggle and are ready to do the work to get there, we are here for you.
(980) 998-9503 View (980) 998-9503
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Kyle Anna Duni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28081  (Online Only)
I believe everyone deserves a space to process, heal, and experience empathy and validation. Good outcomes in therapy can be expected if you feel the therapist genuinely cares and has your best interest in heart and mind. Your therapist must also have skill, knowledge, and experience with clinically proven therapy techniques. I provide both to you as my client.
I believe everyone deserves a space to process, heal, and experience empathy and validation. Good outcomes in therapy can be expected if you feel the therapist genuinely cares and has your best interest in heart and mind. Your therapist must also have skill, knowledge, and experience with clinically proven therapy techniques. I provide both to you as my client.
(828) 469-0742 View (828) 469-0742
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Dr. Beth Arrigo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28081
I have been practicing psychotherapy for 30 years. I have experience with a wide range of issues. I am most effective with anxiety related disorders and mood disorders. I have extensive training in mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy and utilize that approach most often. I find that I am able to connect with a wide range of clients and issues due to my many years of practice. I consider it an honor and a privilege to assist people meet their goals and make any life adjustments they bring.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for 30 years. I have experience with a wide range of issues. I am most effective with anxiety related disorders and mood disorders. I have extensive training in mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy and utilize that approach most often. I find that I am able to connect with a wide range of clients and issues due to my many years of practice. I consider it an honor and a privilege to assist people meet their goals and make any life adjustments they bring.
(704) 216-4021 View (704) 216-4021
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Caitlyn Lear
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28083
How often do you find yourself struggling to spend time with friends, engage in activities you used to enjoy, or even leave your room? Do you find yourself thinking in circles, or fighting to fall asleep due to never ending thoughts? What about not recognizing yourself in the mirror, looking over your shoulder in fear? Depression, anxiety, ruminating thoughts, insomnia, hypervigilance, stress, low self-esteem. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with these experiences, thoughts, and emotions and not know where to look or turn for help.
How often do you find yourself struggling to spend time with friends, engage in activities you used to enjoy, or even leave your room? Do you find yourself thinking in circles, or fighting to fall asleep due to never ending thoughts? What about not recognizing yourself in the mirror, looking over your shoulder in fear? Depression, anxiety, ruminating thoughts, insomnia, hypervigilance, stress, low self-esteem. It's easy to feel overwhelmed with these experiences, thoughts, and emotions and not know where to look or turn for help.
(980) 294-3125 View (980) 294-3125
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Samantha Sult
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Not accepting new clients
First I want to commend you on taking the first step towards growth by searching for a counselor. Can I be a good fit for you?! I enjoy working withchildren ages 4 and up, adolescents, college aged, singles, couples, and elderly. It is my ultimate desire is to be used by God to provide healing from past wounds, gain insight on present issues, and equip clients to have healthy, meaningful relationships with themselves, others and God. I strive to give every client a space and time to be heard and know that someone cares about them and their struggles.
First I want to commend you on taking the first step towards growth by searching for a counselor. Can I be a good fit for you?! I enjoy working withchildren ages 4 and up, adolescents, college aged, singles, couples, and elderly. It is my ultimate desire is to be used by God to provide healing from past wounds, gain insight on present issues, and equip clients to have healthy, meaningful relationships with themselves, others and God. I strive to give every client a space and time to be heard and know that someone cares about them and their struggles.
(704) 445-7065 View (704) 445-7065
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Kelly Pearce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28083  (Online Only)
Therapy includes you and your therapist (as well as your natural supports, when possible/necessary) working closely together to help change your feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. There will be things done together during your sessions, as well as things for you to focus on and apply at home. Some changes may come quickly, but some will take more time and effort for a lasting change.
Therapy includes you and your therapist (as well as your natural supports, when possible/necessary) working closely together to help change your feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. There will be things done together during your sessions, as well as things for you to focus on and apply at home. Some changes may come quickly, but some will take more time and effort for a lasting change.
(984) 224-7327 View (984) 224-7327
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Maria Russell, LCMHCS
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACC, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28081
By reading this you have taken a courageous step to seek help through counseling and my hope is that we can begin that journey together. Whether you are suffering from depression and anxiety, have experienced trauma in your past, find yourself at odds in your marriage or you are unsure of where life is leading you, we can work together to find hope and healing. It is my goal to walk with you through your struggles, giving you the opportunity to overcome the obstacles that stand in your way.
By reading this you have taken a courageous step to seek help through counseling and my hope is that we can begin that journey together. Whether you are suffering from depression and anxiety, have experienced trauma in your past, find yourself at odds in your marriage or you are unsure of where life is leading you, we can work together to find hope and healing. It is my goal to walk with you through your struggles, giving you the opportunity to overcome the obstacles that stand in your way.
(704) 228-2996 View (704) 228-2996
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Victory Family Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28083
In times of uncertainty, it’s important to feel that you have someone that will help and listened to us without judgment, in an inclusive, supportive, and empowerment environment. At Victory Family Counseling, we take pride on helping our clients to tap into their inner strength and aid them to conquer their fears and accomplish their goals one step at a time. We believe that in our worst troublesome times, it is imperative that we reach out and find a positive, safe, inclusive, objective, empathetic, safe space with people that can guide us and help us tap into our inner strengths.
In times of uncertainty, it’s important to feel that you have someone that will help and listened to us without judgment, in an inclusive, supportive, and empowerment environment. At Victory Family Counseling, we take pride on helping our clients to tap into their inner strength and aid them to conquer their fears and accomplish their goals one step at a time. We believe that in our worst troublesome times, it is imperative that we reach out and find a positive, safe, inclusive, objective, empathetic, safe space with people that can guide us and help us tap into our inner strengths.
(980) 229-4335 View (980) 229-4335
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Andrea Hayward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
17 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28083
**IT IS MORE EFFICIENT TO CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AT THIS TIME.** Many challenges may arise in life. It can be made easier if you have a comfortable atmosphere to share & express yourself. You come to therapy to face hard truths & learn better ways to handle them. Maybe you find yourself repeating the same patterns, having the same interactions, or feeling a certain way about yourself. I balance truth & tact, giving genuine feedback. I listen & support without judgment. I have a passion for helping individuals & families cope with difficulties in their lives. My desire is to help clients experience healing & life change.
**IT IS MORE EFFICIENT TO CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AT THIS TIME.** Many challenges may arise in life. It can be made easier if you have a comfortable atmosphere to share & express yourself. You come to therapy to face hard truths & learn better ways to handle them. Maybe you find yourself repeating the same patterns, having the same interactions, or feeling a certain way about yourself. I balance truth & tact, giving genuine feedback. I listen & support without judgment. I have a passion for helping individuals & families cope with difficulties in their lives. My desire is to help clients experience healing & life change.
(704) 508-4396 View (704) 508-4396
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Ashley Edmond
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28083  (Online Only)
At some point in our lives, we all face challenges and difficulties. As a counselor, I feel it is my job to help guide and walk with you through these challenges. Through our work, we can navigate life’s obstacles and hardships and move towards accomplishing your therapeutic goals. I believe in illuminating my client’s strengths and utilizing those strengths to conquer anything that stands in their way of wellness, peace, and contentment. Our sessions can be a place to prioritize your needs in a safe, non-judgmental space.
At some point in our lives, we all face challenges and difficulties. As a counselor, I feel it is my job to help guide and walk with you through these challenges. Through our work, we can navigate life’s obstacles and hardships and move towards accomplishing your therapeutic goals. I believe in illuminating my client’s strengths and utilizing those strengths to conquer anything that stands in their way of wellness, peace, and contentment. Our sessions can be a place to prioritize your needs in a safe, non-judgmental space.
(980) 238-3461 View (980) 238-3461
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April Mizell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28081  (Online Only)
“How are you really doing?” Does this question make you nervous? Does this sound familiar to you? "I'm so overwhelmed. I'm too busy to even take a breath. It's so hard to stay patient and calm because I have too much in my head." So often our lives are crowded, overfull, and overwhelming, and in turn, block us from being able to find fulfillment.
“How are you really doing?” Does this question make you nervous? Does this sound familiar to you? "I'm so overwhelmed. I'm too busy to even take a breath. It's so hard to stay patient and calm because I have too much in my head." So often our lives are crowded, overfull, and overwhelming, and in turn, block us from being able to find fulfillment.
(704) 703-5833 View (704) 703-5833
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Charles Andrew Baskin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28081  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a partner in your journey toward mental health? I can help you to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and improve your sense of personal and relational well being. Prefer the privacy and convenience of therapy from the comfort of your home? I provide flexible online therapy. Are you open to collaboration as you look for effective solutions and willing to cooperate with implementing new strategies for living well? My versatile and creative approach to therapy could be a good match for you.
Are you looking for a partner in your journey toward mental health? I can help you to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and improve your sense of personal and relational well being. Prefer the privacy and convenience of therapy from the comfort of your home? I provide flexible online therapy. Are you open to collaboration as you look for effective solutions and willing to cooperate with implementing new strategies for living well? My versatile and creative approach to therapy could be a good match for you.
(704) 228-4801 View (704) 228-4801
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Miracles Counseling Centers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Miracles Counseling Centers is invested in helping you build a life you can feel safe in and proud of. Counseling should be more than talk. It should be provided by a professional with experience in delivering therapy that helps you to grow through your struggles. We aspire to provide personalized, productive psychological counseling therapy and support. We offer effective, tailor-made approaches for difficulties in relationships, depression, anxiety, and trauma. We welcome everyone through our doors, just as you are, and appreciate the confidence you place upon us to faciliate your forward growth!
Miracles Counseling Centers is invested in helping you build a life you can feel safe in and proud of. Counseling should be more than talk. It should be provided by a professional with experience in delivering therapy that helps you to grow through your struggles. We aspire to provide personalized, productive psychological counseling therapy and support. We offer effective, tailor-made approaches for difficulties in relationships, depression, anxiety, and trauma. We welcome everyone through our doors, just as you are, and appreciate the confidence you place upon us to faciliate your forward growth!
(980) 372-4849 View (980) 372-4849
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Kathryn Grimsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kannapolis, NC 28081
I’m SO glad you are here - you are right where you need to be! I have over 12+ years of experience providing evidenced-based individual, couple's, and family therapies. My ideal clients are those who realize their capability for change and who are willing to do the work required to live a more whole-hearted life. I ask also for willingness and honesty - therapy does not work without these things. I want to develop a partnership with you, one based on boundaries, mutual respect, and validation. Please be encouraged that you don't have to "do life" alone. It's time to do something different, time to choose thriving over surviving!
I’m SO glad you are here - you are right where you need to be! I have over 12+ years of experience providing evidenced-based individual, couple's, and family therapies. My ideal clients are those who realize their capability for change and who are willing to do the work required to live a more whole-hearted life. I ask also for willingness and honesty - therapy does not work without these things. I want to develop a partnership with you, one based on boundaries, mutual respect, and validation. Please be encouraged that you don't have to "do life" alone. It's time to do something different, time to choose thriving over surviving!
(704) 703-2640 View (704) 703-2640

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Lisa Caprioli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027
Emotionally focused therapy helps you see the cycle.
Excepting new clients! In-network with United Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna. Got relationship problems? Relationships are my specialty! Whether you are having challenges in your romantic relationship, with friends, co-workers, or your children, I can help. Caprioli Counseling provides individual therapy to adults needing help setting boundaries, learning to say no, and getting rid of guilt and anxiety. If you are looking for couples counseling, please visit my couples practice at www.relationship.repair
Emotionally focused therapy helps you see the cycle.
Excepting new clients! In-network with United Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna. Got relationship problems? Relationships are my specialty! Whether you are having challenges in your romantic relationship, with friends, co-workers, or your children, I can help. Caprioli Counseling provides individual therapy to adults needing help setting boundaries, learning to say no, and getting rid of guilt and anxiety. If you are looking for couples counseling, please visit my couples practice at www.relationship.repair
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Anna Merkley
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28026  (Online Only)
Whether you are dating and thinking of marriage or have been married 25 years, I'd love to help! I have over 7 years of specialized training in couples therapy, including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Level 2 certified.
Have you lost the physical or emotional connection in your marriage? Have you experienced infidelity? Or maybe you just want to communicate better and need some quick tools to improve your relationship? Whatever the reason, nourishing your relationship is one of the best investments you can make. A strong marriage takes work and I'm here to help you put in that work. I am passionate about helping marriages thrive and work to ensure both partners feel validated in our sessions. I also enjoy working with women who want help with anxiety, depression, life transitions, motherhood, grief, self esteem, and work/life balance.
Whether you are dating and thinking of marriage or have been married 25 years, I'd love to help! I have over 7 years of specialized training in couples therapy, including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Level 2 certified.
Have you lost the physical or emotional connection in your marriage? Have you experienced infidelity? Or maybe you just want to communicate better and need some quick tools to improve your relationship? Whatever the reason, nourishing your relationship is one of the best investments you can make. A strong marriage takes work and I'm here to help you put in that work. I am passionate about helping marriages thrive and work to ensure both partners feel validated in our sessions. I also enjoy working with women who want help with anxiety, depression, life transitions, motherhood, grief, self esteem, and work/life balance.
(704) 270-6973 View (704) 270-6973
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Michelle L Parrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025  (Online Only)
Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) Training.
Working with complex couples, those dealing with major relationship issues like infidelity, infertility, illness, grief, family conflict, parenting issues, or contemplating divorce, are my passion. I take a non-judgmental stance that allows me to focus on the relationship as my client, while not taking sides. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, trauma, or other mental health conditions, I can help support you, while teaching coping mechanisms to create a healthy balance in your life. I apply a systemic approach when working with couples, families and individuals.
Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) Training.
Working with complex couples, those dealing with major relationship issues like infidelity, infertility, illness, grief, family conflict, parenting issues, or contemplating divorce, are my passion. I take a non-judgmental stance that allows me to focus on the relationship as my client, while not taking sides. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, trauma, or other mental health conditions, I can help support you, while teaching coping mechanisms to create a healthy balance in your life. I apply a systemic approach when working with couples, families and individuals.
(704) 209-7532 View (704) 209-7532
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Crystal Murphy
LCMHC, MACC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
I enjoy working with women, teens 16+, and blended families as well as pre-marital, married, and dating couples. I am experienced with adulting, anger management, anxiety, depression, faith and spiritual issues, peer relationships, people pleasers, relationship issues, self-esteem, women issues, work-life balance, and trauma. I welcome clients to join me outside for Walk & Talk therapy (weather permitting). Also, when mutually agreed, I enjoy integrating Christian principles into therapy.
I enjoy working with women, teens 16+, and blended families as well as pre-marital, married, and dating couples. I am experienced with adulting, anger management, anxiety, depression, faith and spiritual issues, peer relationships, people pleasers, relationship issues, self-esteem, women issues, work-life balance, and trauma. I welcome clients to join me outside for Walk & Talk therapy (weather permitting). Also, when mutually agreed, I enjoy integrating Christian principles into therapy.
(704) 445-3408 View (704) 445-3408
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Jennifer Holladay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28027
Are you and your partner constantly arguing, stuck in the same loop, and struggling to find connection? Both blaming each other and full of hurts. Are you in a relationship, but you both feel lonely and want to be closer? Or are you an individual that is feeling sad, confused, anxious, angry, lonely, or disconnected from someone? Are you ready for therapy, but your partner isn't? Or are you a parent who needs help repairing the relationship with your adult child? Families go through so many transitions. Sometimes it is difficult to navigate all the busyness of life and find time to connect with one another.
Are you and your partner constantly arguing, stuck in the same loop, and struggling to find connection? Both blaming each other and full of hurts. Are you in a relationship, but you both feel lonely and want to be closer? Or are you an individual that is feeling sad, confused, anxious, angry, lonely, or disconnected from someone? Are you ready for therapy, but your partner isn't? Or are you a parent who needs help repairing the relationship with your adult child? Families go through so many transitions. Sometimes it is difficult to navigate all the busyness of life and find time to connect with one another.
(704) 459-4351 View (704) 459-4351
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Shatara Sheppard
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025  (Online Only)
Have you felt out of sync in life lately despite having done significant inner healing work? Do you find yourself stuck and unsure about how to move forward? It's common to experience these feelings, and we are here to provide the support and guidance you need. You deserve a safe, compassionate space to process your feelings and emotions without fear of judgment or backlash. We understand the importance of creating a nurturing environment where you can explore your inner world with honesty and vulnerability. You feel deeply, and this sometimes is a challenge in regulating your emotions effectively.
Have you felt out of sync in life lately despite having done significant inner healing work? Do you find yourself stuck and unsure about how to move forward? It's common to experience these feelings, and we are here to provide the support and guidance you need. You deserve a safe, compassionate space to process your feelings and emotions without fear of judgment or backlash. We understand the importance of creating a nurturing environment where you can explore your inner world with honesty and vulnerability. You feel deeply, and this sometimes is a challenge in regulating your emotions effectively.
(704) 981-6538 View (704) 981-6538
Emotionally Focused Therapists

Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.